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Butcher's Copy-Editing The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-Editors and Proofreaders

ISBN-10: 0521847133

ISBN-13: 9780521847131

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Judith Butcher, Caroline Drake, Maureen Leach

List price: $124.00
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Since its first publication in 1975, Judith Butcher's Copy-editing has become firmly established as a classic reference guide. This fourth edition has been comprehensively revised to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for all those involved in preparing typescripts and illustrations for publication. From the basics of how to prepare text and illustrations for the designer and typesetter, through the ground rules of house style, to how to read and correct proofs, Copy-editing covers all aspects of the editorial process. New and revised features: - up-to-date advice on indexes, inclusive language, reference systems and preliminary pages - a chapter devoted to on-screen copy-editing - guidance on digital coding and publishing in other media such as e-books - updated to take account of modern typesetting and printing technology - an expanded section on law books - an essential tool for new and experienced copy-editors, working freelance or in-house
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Book details

List price: $124.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/12/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 558
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Judith Butcher has a wealth of editorial experience, gained first at Penguin Books, then at Cambridge University Press, where she was head of the copy-editing department. She is Honorary President of the SfEP.

Caroline Drake worked for publishers in London, Berlin and Oxford before joining Cambridge University Press in 1989. In 2005 she began to edit, write and train copy-editors on a freelance basis.

Maureen Leach worked at Cambridge University Press from 1973 until 2001, running the humanities and social sciences copy-editorial department from 1985. She now works as a freelance editor, copy-editor and proofreader.

List of illustrations
Preface to the fourth edition
Preface to the third edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
What is copy-editing?
Typescripts: hard-copy, electronic and camera-ready
Capturing the text electronically
Typescripts corrected by the author
Author-generated camera-ready copy and print-ready files
Copy-editing on-screen
Preliminary copy-editing, design and specimen pages
Briefing the designer
Preparing the text for the typesetter
Various legal aspects
How much copy-editing to do
Writing to the author
Complete, self-explanatory copy
A well-organized and consistent book
Marking up the typescript
Copyright permissions and acknowledgements
Before passing the typescript on
Jacket and cover copy
Illustrations
What needs to be done
Line illustrations
Maps
Graphs
Halftones
Proofs
How to read proofs
How to mark corrections
Colour-coding corrections
Minimizing corrections and costs
The author's corrected proof
Collating the proofs
Second proof
Press proof
Jacket or cover proof
After passing proofs for press
House style
Abbreviations
Bias and parochialisms
Capitalization
Cross-references
Dates and time
Foreign languages
Italic
Measurements
Money
Numbers
Proper names
Punctuation
Safety
Spelling
Miscellaneous points
Preliminary pages
Half-title
Series page
Frontispiece
Title page
Verso of title page (or imprints page)
Imprints pages for e-books
Dedication and epigraph
Contents list
Other lists
List of illustrations
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface, foreword, introduction
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Other items
Indexes
What needs to be done
General organization
Style within the entry
Other parts of a book
Running heads
Page numbers
Headings
Footnotes and endnotes
Tables
Appendixes
Glossaries
Bibliographical references
Short-title system
Author-date system
Reference by number only
Author-number system
Lists of further reading
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)
Literary material
Quotations
Poetry
Plays
Anthologies and collections of essays
Scholarly editions
Translations
Multi-author and multi-volume works
Books with more than one author
Works in more than one volume
Science and mathematics books
General points
Nomenclature
Units
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Computing
Geology
Medicine
References
Other special subjects
Classical books
Books on law
Music
Reprints and new editions
Reprints
New editions
Preliminary pages
Illustrations
Permissions
On-screen editing
Introduction
Process
File transfer
Health and safety concerns
Software tools
Other types of on-screen editing
Checklist for on-screen editing
Appendixes
Checklist of copy-editing
General
House style
Preliminary pages
Running heads
Subheadings
Footnotes and endnotes
Tables
Numbered or unnumbered lists
Other tabulated material
Appendixes
Glossary
Index
Bibliographical references
Literary material
Science and mathematics
Illustrations
Reprints
New editions
Proof stage
Book sizes
Abbreviations for states in the USA
Phonetic symbols
The Russian alphabet
Old English and Middle English letters
French and German bibliographical terms and abbreviations
Mathematical symbols
Hebrew
Arabic
Islamic, Chinese, Japanese and French Revolutionary calendars
Countries of the former USSR, Baltic states and former Yugoslavia
Proof correction symbols
How to check that an ISBN is correct
Glossary
Select bibliography and other resources
Index